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CBS
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
. rebecca. >> anna werner, thank you. now to egypt. president mohamed morsi said tonight the country will vote december 15 on a new constitution. the draft document and the president's new powers brought egyptians back to the streets today. holly williams is in cairo tonight, and good evening to you, holly. >> reporter: good evening. well, tens of thousands of president morsi's supporters took to the streets today, but it follows days of protests by his opponents, who accuse mr. morsi of behaving like a dictator. last week, the president gave himself broad new powers that he says he needs until egypt has a new democratic constitution. the panel writing that constitution rushed to finish a final draft on friday working through the night. but the panel is dominated by mr. morsi's islamist allies. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowers the state to protect morals. but there's no specific guarantee of equality for women, and all of those things have angered many egyptian liberals. nevertheless, mr. morsi said this evening that he will put that draf
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
mohammed morsi has failed to satisfy hits opponents. and tonight the regime appears to be preparing for the long haul. allen pizzey is in cairo. >> in a scene of chaotic as the country's politics, egypt's main opposition group its tonight rejected the constitution drawn up by the government, along with a referendum on it scheduled for next week en. in doing so they also said no to a form of compromise offered by president mohammed morsi who late last night rescinded a decree giving him unlited powers. morsi immediately issued a new decree that does of the same thing with the figure leave of a totally new constitution within six months. if the referendum rejects the present draft. the opposition is convicted morsi's muslim brotherhood wants to redraw the face of egypt. but the final goal isn't that clear according to khalid fahmy. >> they have an agenda of controlling all the institutions of the state. for what purpose, is significant to know. it is not necessarily to turn it into an islamic country. >> reporter: whatever the case the presidential palace is being turn mood a fortress
CBS
Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
"force us into a dark tunnel with disastrous consequences." but the bickering is likely to go on. morsi still needs to form a but sadly seetion, says khalid is not acting as a president. >> reporter: the muslim brotherhood's head office was wrecked by opposition supporters an act former is supreme leader mahdy akef called criminal. "what is happening in egypt is not egypt" he said. st process. opposition supporters have laid virtual seize to the residential palace and zereatening further unrest if the president doesn't back down. what can the opposition do about this? andhe opposition is helpless and is divided and is without division. >> reporter: that leads the streets for what passes as political discourse and the army arreferee. it's a role they may have to tll for some time. morsi is insisting a referendum a held next weekend to vote on a constitution written by his party and its islamist allies. mistopposition wants one drawn ts ohat represents everyone's interests. maurice. >> dubois: alan pizzey, thank you, tonight. civiing now to syria, and the aivil war could be approaching a
CBS
Dec 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
bickering is likely to go on. morsi still needs to form a workable coalition, says khalid fahmy, of the american university of cairo. >> he's a democratically elected president, but sadly, he's not acting as a president. >> reporter: the muslim brotherhood's head office was wrecked by opposition supporters an act a supreme leader called criminal. "what is happening in egypt is not egypt," he said. street violence is driving and inhibiting the political process. opposition supporters have laid virtual siege to the presidential palace and are threatening further unrest if the president doesn't back down. what can the opposition do about this? >> the opposition is helpless and is divided and is without division. >> reporter: that leaves the streets as a forum for what passes as political discourse and the army as referee. it's a role they may have to fill for some time. morse seinsisting a referendum be held next weekend to vote on a constitution written by his party and islamist allys. the opposition want ones drawn up that reptz everyone's interests. maurice glawrmarr glub turning to lib
CBS
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
legitimate. in cairo today crowds backing islamist president mohammed morsi blocked judges from getting into the country's court buildings. the judges reacted by suspending their work indefinitely. including monitoring a referendum on the new constitution set for december 15th. >> palestinian leader mahmoud abbas got a hero's welcome in the west bank town of ramallah today after winning a vote in the united nations to upgrade the palestinian status to observer state. that move did come at a price. today israel halted the transfer of $120 million in tax revenues to the palestinian authority. >> coming up, the recipe for the all-american kitchen. >> it's a commonly heard sentiment, buy american. the logic that it will spur demand in job growth at home. but as sharyl attkisson shows us it's not always as easy as it sounds. >> reporter: kitchen remodels can be daunting. but when eva decided to fix up her charleston home she added an extra challenge. >> everything from now on i'm going to put in my kitsch sen going to be american made. >> reporter: that was good news for the owners of dna ca
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
revolution tw two years ago. med ll started last month when mohamed morsi granted himself accaordinary powers. protesters accuse him of acting like a dictator and now he's trying to force through a new constitution. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: protesters marched on the presidential palace again epday in their tens of ial sands. "down with morsi" they chanted, "and down with the muslim brotherhood," the islamist group from which the president draws his support. in two weeks of political turmoil, what president morsi has succeeded in doing is hardening and uniting the opposition. his opponents are now rallying around their leaders, some of t pr want president morsi to khep down. khaled ali is a human rights lawyer and anticorruption crusader. do you think president morsi believes in democracy? "morsi doesn't and his party iesn't, either," he told us. "they only believe in power." these protests began when president morsi gave himself near-absolute power. they grew and sparked violent tiashes when he called a referendum on a new constitution written by his conservative allies. yeste
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
revolution two years ago. egypt's first elected president, mohamed morsi wanted to bring calm with a televised address tonight. he didn't. last month morsi granted himself near-absolute power. thousands of protesters are demanding that morsi scrap a proposed new constitution that they fear will take away many of their rights. holly williams is in cairo for us tonight. holly. >> reporter: well, scott, some people here thought that after days of protest and bloodshed, president morsi would make a major concession tonight but what he did offer won't be enough theirs opponents. they wanted him to immediately give up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago and they wanted him to postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution, which is due to take place in under 10 days' time. they say that constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president morsi didn't do either of these things. instead, he offered to give up just one of his new powerses, a vaguely worded right to take all necessary steps to protect the country. he said he'd give up all th
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
you. in egypt, president mohamed morsi has become a lightning rod for protests since he claimed near absolute power for himself. well, there were more violent demonstrations today over a proposed new constitution for egypt and holly williams is there. >> reporter: rival protesters clashed head on today outside cairo's presidential palace. president mubarak's opponents say -- president morsi's opponents say the knew constitution fails to protect basic rights especially those of women. his supporters many conservative muslims, say that's untrue and both sides blamed each other for the violent confrontation. two years ago during the egyptian revolution these groups worked together to top it will country's long-time dictator. now they're back on the streets fighting each other. at a meeting called by the opposition today this man accused one of their leaders of being a holdover of the old regime and was quickly shouted down. we stopped mohammed elbaradei as he tried to leave. just one question for cbs news! >> reporter: he's a former presidential candidate and told us he doesn't trust th
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